Raymond Arthur "Artie" Crist

Born: Tue., Sep. 9, 1947
Died: Thu., Jun. 15, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Wed., Jun. 21, 2017
Location: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church

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     Raymond Arthur "Artie" Crist, 69, of Jersey Shore, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Wildwood, N.J.
     Born Sept. 9, 1947, in Jersey Shore, he was the son to the late of Raymond D. Crist and the former Jeanne A. Randall.
     Before graduating from Jersey Shore High School in 1965, he was awarded a good citizen of the month from the JS Rotary. After graduating, he worked for the Allegheny Creamery. He then enlisted in the Army, receiving an honorable discharge in 1971. While serving, he was stationed in Turkey and Vietnam. After being discharged, he went to the former King Aviation and received his pilot license. He continued his flying career by getting his commercial certificate.
     He worked at JS Steel Mill where he met his future wife. After leaving the Mill, he went to work for Globe Air in Cleveland. After returning home, he worked at Piper Aircraft for 18 years in Lock Haven, where he received his A&P License, and later in Vero Beach, Fla. After returning home again in 1990, he began working for Lycoming Engine until 2010. While there he held various management positions, traveling thoughtout North America. He received an Innovation Award for an Engine Kit program. He also did FAA Seminars while at Lycoming. From 2012, he worked for Susquehanna Trailways as a tour bus driver.
     While being a member at Trinity Lutheran Church in Avis, he served on the council and the treasury. Upon closing of Trinity, he became a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Jersey Shore. He was also a member of the JS Elks Lodge 1057, JS Rotary, JS F&AM Masonic Lodge 232, Williamsport Consistory AASR Scottish Rite (32 degree) and the Quiet Birdmen Club.
     Surviving are his loving wife, Eugenie E. (Ungard), they were united in marriage on June 8, 1974, at Phelps Chapel; sisters, Beverly Spong, of South Williamsport and Gail (Pete) Lord, of North Ridgeville, Ohio; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sandra and Samuel Orndorff, of NH, Candace and Thomas Ungard, of TX, and Ann and James Ungard, of CA; and many nieces and nephews.
     He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
     Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, 229 S. Broad St., Jersey Shore. A time of visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 20, 2017, at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N Main St., Jersey Shore. The Rev. Dr. Kerry Aucker and the Rev. Christopher Milarch will officiate.
     Burial will be held in the Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lock Haven, with full military honors accorded by the Jersey Shore Honor Guard.
     The family asks that memorial contributions in Artie's name be made to an SPCA or charity of your choice.

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Bill Middlebrook
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Penn Yan Aero and the Middlebrook family send our deepest sympathy to Arties family.
Ray was always a pleasure to work with. He was helpful, friendly and extremely knowledgeable when it came to Lycoming engines. He was always of great help to us and part of our world for many generations over many many years. Ray Crist is a household name here. Godspeed Ray Crist.

Susan Groenwoldt
   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Genie, Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember Ray. Hard to come up with the words this is sad news to hear he was a very nice man.

   Posted Mon June 19, 2017
Genie, We are so sorry that you had to lose Ray. He was one of the nicest people to work for and with. The cruise, Oshkosh, distributer meetings and time in Williamsport with "Artie" was always memorable. By being a member of the Quiet Birdmen, he was certified as a jolly good fellow! Cleared for take off on runway 27, maintain runway heading, altitude at your discretion. God Speed, Jim & Pattie Brooks

Cathy and Bob Campbell
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
Genie, Bob and I were so sorry to hear of Artie's passing. He will be greatly missed by many. I still remember the day the day the kids and I returned from Cuba. You and Artie were a part of the family to welcome us home! Seeing your smiling faces with everyone else made me feel so lucky to have known you as long as I have and know that you both were family! Know, Artie will always be there with you. Our thought and prayers are with you, Cathy, Bob and family

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